COBOL on Nord stream-2: the Fight is already lost

Коболев о Северном потоке-2: Борьба уже проиграна

Nord stream-2 have already started to build

To stop the project of the new pipeline is sufficient to apply the European energy legislation, said KOBOLEV.

Ukraine will not be able to compete with the Nord stream gas pipeline-2, offering lower rates, as this project is political, said the head of Naftogaz Andrey Kobelev at the meeting YES September 15, according to the website of the event.

“I always smile when trying to articulate the argument that we will be competitive rates and different terms and conditions with the Northern flow-2, this is not a losing struggle. She’s already lost,” he said.

KOBOLEV explained that when they built the Nord stream-1, Ukraine offered the lowest tariffs for the transit of gas from all European countries, however, the project was implemented and all the gas that goes through it, before going through Ukrainian territory.

Nord stream-2 has economic advantages, but creates a huge geopolitical threat,said the head of Naftogaz.

“The security of Ukraine… is a matter of survival. If you will not transit… this will be an open door to a full-scale military aggression against Ukraine… between Russia and the EU is Ukraine, which is struggling for independence and trying to protect themselves, but at the same time protects and the EU,” he added.

According to KOBOLEV, to stop the project Nord stream-2, it is enough to apply the European energy legislation.

The head of Naftogaz said that Germany had not taken this step out of fear that Russian President Vladimir Putin then “will be very pleased.”

“They don’t want to disappoint Russians, they are afraid of them. I think this is the main engine of this project,” concluded Korolev.

According to the head of Naftogaz, after the launch of Nord stream-2, Ukraine will lose three percent of GDP – three billion dollars.

Recall that all countries participating in the project Nord stream-2, except Denmark, have given permission for construction. Pipe laying has already begun in Russia and the Gulf.

Putin assured that he is ready to save the transit of gas through Ukraine by increasing gas supplies to Europe. It is essential that the EU pushes for the implementation of the project.

At the same time, in Germany, put Ukraine the conditions for the preservation of transit – modernization of the transmission system.

Detail in the material Корреспондент.net gas Transit to the EU. Berlin has set Kyiv condition.

 

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